Sounds… amazing. Doesn’t it? This is my favorite post-workout drink and might be my favorite pre-race healthy carb-loading beverage… at least the day or two before the race. Speaking of races, I have a 10k tomorrow at the Coast. Now, I live an hour and a half away from where the race will be and, thankfully, packet pick-up is at 8:30. But that still means that I’m up and out the door at the crack of dawn. I’m totally going to be stopping by Dutch Bros to pick up my decaf coconut milk honey latte (the poor baristas) and hoping it doesn’t affect my performance.
But back to the race. It’s a 10k. Not too bad. When I signed up for it, it was before my detox and I had no idea how much that was going to affect my body – basically it annihilated any and all energy and strength I had. So when I realized that the trail run (pretty innocent, I’ve done plenty of those) was actually a half trail/half sand run, I almost cried. Here’s hoping that my arches and calves can keep up with me. I might have to slow my time a bit to get over the dunes but I will finish… hopefully in under an hour. Really, though. I am pumped. I love running at the Coast, especially in the morning. The air is fresh and crisp and super oxygenated. I can go for miles and miles and miles and not tire. It’s one time where my joints fatigue before my muscles or lungs. So, here’s praying for a bit of rain overnight to harden the dry sand and no breeze to fight. Let’s do this thing. Oh, and I guess you need the recipe, too. 🙂
- 1 scoop Green Superfood
- 1 scoop Protein Powder (I use this one because it contains no dairy or soy or gluten)
- 1 tbsp Beef Gelatin (I use Great Lakes Gelatin)
- ¼ cup Ground Flax Seeds
- 2 cups packed Organic Spinach
- 5 Frozen Organic Strawberries (for sweetness)
- ½ banana (for sweetness)
- ¾ – 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Enjoy!